Inspirational Quotes for Avoiding a Relapse

October 28, 2020 , Agape Treatment Center

Inspirational Quotes for Avoiding a Relapse

You might have heard someone say, “Relapse is not a prerequisite to recovery.” This means that to stay sober for an extended period, you never need to experience a relapse. This is a common misconception, and it comes from the fact that many individuals who are in recovery do relapse at one point or another. It is important to note, however, that this relapse comes from a lack of attention paid to personal recovery programs. If you follow your program of recovery and stay on the right track, there is a good chance that you will avoid relapse altogether. If you ever start to feel shaky in your sobriety and need an extra push, we have compiled several inspirational quotes for avoiding a relapse.

Power Quotes for Staying in Recovery

  1. “Don’t stay too long in the shame-filled grounds of relapse. Fertile soil awaits your return and your recovery.” ― Holli Kenley, Mountain Air: Relapsing and Finding the Way Back… One Breath at a Time

  2. “Bulls**t,’ I say. ‘You chose to relapse. You didn’t have to.’ I hate it when alcoholics relapse and then act like somebody cut the bake lines on their cars. 253-254.” ― Augusten Burroughs, Dry

  3. “Relapse is about losing who we are and forfeiting our potential for who we are meant to be. Relapse allows us to claim lessons from the past and to reclaim ourselves and our truths.” ― Holli Kenley, Breaking Through Betrayal: And Recovering the Peace Within, 2nd Edition

  4. “It is 10 years since I used drugs or alcohol and my life has improved immeasurably. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships, and, generally, a bright outlook… The price of this is constant vigilance because the disease of addiction is not rational.” – Russell Brand

  5. “I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.” – Samuel L. Jackson

  6. “I realized that I only had two choices: I was either going to die or I was going to live, and which one did I want to do? And then I said those words, ‘I’ll get help,’ or, ‘I need help. I’ll get help.’ And my life turned around. Ridiculous for a human being to take 16 years to say, ‘I need help.’” – Sir Elton John

  7. “If it wasn’t for that rehab center, I probably wouldn’t have been here. In terms of recovery, it has been very important for me to be a part of a recovery community, to actively be around my people because they understand me. They get it.” – Macklemore

  8. “People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.” – Ramona L. Anderson

  9. “Cause sometimes you just feel tired. Feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you. You gotta find that inner strength. And just pull it out of you, and get that motivation to not give up, and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face.” – Eminem

  10. “Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.” – Brian Tracy

About Agape Treatment Center

At Agape Treatment Center we sincerely believe that relapse is never a prerequisite recovery. With the right tools in place, you can successfully maintain solid and fulfilling sobriety for years to come. The very first step when it comes to long-term recovery is entering into a comprehensive treatment program – one like that offered by Agape Treatment Center. For more information on our highly individualized program of recovery, reach out for additional information at your earliest possible convenience.